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AAG: Changing Planet

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The Association of American Geographers (AAG) is now Beta-testing a new website to address some of the issues from the NRC report, “Understanding the Changing Planet, Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences.” This site, builds on the idea that geographers can communicate truth in ways that other disciplines don’t offer, or “the geographic advantage.”

 

The four aspects the geographic advantage (as conceptualized by the AAG team) are:

1.  Relationships between people and the environment

2.  Importance of spatial variability

3.  Processes operating an multiple and interlocking geographic scales

4.  The integration of spatial and temporal analysis

 

To ensure that this advantage is harnessed, the AAG prepared 11 modules within these 4 categories of key issue facing the world:

--Environmental Change

--Sustainability

--Rapid Spatial Reorganization

--Technological Change

 

The site is still under construction and will face some alterations. The AAG will provide beta-testers with a CD-ROM (Teachers Guide to Modern Geography) and select one module that you will fully explore. If you would like to be a beta-tester, sign up at: http://tinyurl.com/geoadvbeta

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Ms. Harrington's comment, July 8, 2012 10:39 PM
I liked the "peace index" video which ranks US states in terms of peacefullness through a number of variables, such as the availibility of small arms.
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Spatial History Project

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The Spatial History Project at Stanford puts together some fantastic geovisualization that is an awesome site that allows you or your kids to spatial and temporally the diffusion of Nazi concentration camps.  It has some clickable 'GIS-like' layers to help students contextualize the data and to make some important interdisciplinary connections.  Originally spotted on http://ushistoryeducatorblog.blogspot.com/

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